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Windows 8 was revealed during CES 2011 and formally launched on October 26 2012. This new version of Microsoft operating system (OS) aims at bridging the gap between desktop OS and mobile OS. To ensure API compatibility between Windows 8, Windows 8 RT (for ARM-based processor) and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has unified the code base of all those operating systems. This should make it very easy for developers develop once and deploy on all platforms with a minimal amount of tweaks. The most visible change is the Metro design language, which is very much suited for mobile applications.

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Cortana Will Eventually Arrive On Windows And Xbox [Rumor]

06/12/2014, So a couple of months ago at their BUILD 2014 conference, Microsoft announced their voice assistant program, Cortana. As you might have realized by now, Cortana is only available on the Windows Phone platform, although job listings last month seems to...

Microsoft Strikes Back At China Concerning Windows 8

06/05/2014, Microsoft is not too pleased to hear that China claims Windows 8 is being used to monitor users, and the software giant has taken to Weibo (which happens to be China’s version of Twitter, so to speak) in order to stake claims that such allegations are...

China Criticizes Windows 8, Claims It Will Be Used To Monitor Users

06/05/2014, China is a country known for their heavy censorship on the internet and have gone to great lengths to try and limit the scope of foreign internet websites and services that can be accessed within the country. This has resulted in China creating local...

Toshiba Encore Windows Tablet In The Pipeline

05/21/2014, The Toshiba Encore 8 happens to be a Windows-powered tablet that comes with an 8” display, where it carries the model number WT8-A32. Having said that, one can only wonder whether the upcoming Toshiba WT10 will be a 10” tablet that is set to light up...

China Bans Windows 8 From Government Computers

05/20/2014, When it comes to protecting their privacy and their people from influence from the outside world, China is pretty strict. We’ve seen the country impose pretty strict censorship laws, and it was only recently that they allowed console manufacturers to...

Windows Start Menu Really Coming Back

04/02/2014, As the world switched to Windows 8, one of the most annoying fact or “pain point” as Microsoft would say, was the departure of the Start Menu, which a whole lot of people used as a hub to search for files and get to find apps that use less frequently....

Users Migrating From Windows XP Prefer Windows 7 Over Windows 8

04/01/2014, In about a week Microsoft is going to kill support for Windows XP, one of the most popular iterations of its operating system. It has been around for a long, long time and there are still a lot of users out there who haven’t updated to subsequent...

Microsoft Employee Responsible For Windows 8 Leaks Arrested

03/19/2014, Leaking information like company information, software, and so on can land a person in pretty hot water. If you might recall it was about a couple of years ago when copies of Windows 8 began making their way around the internet? It was discovered that a...

Boot Camp For Mac Pro Will Only Support Windows 8 Or Higher

03/17/2014, If you’re planning on getting your hands on the Apple’s brand new Mac Pro and were thinking about dual booting both OS X and Windows thanks to the Boot Camp software, you might want to take note that for the Mac Pro, Boot Camp will only support the...

VLC For Windows 8 Now Available In The Windows Store

03/12/2014, Just yesterday we reported that the VLC team had announced that the app for Windows 8 was still in the process of being certified. Well the good news is that if you’re a Windows 8 user looking for an optimized version of VLC for your computer, you might...

VLC For Windows 8 Still Awaiting Certification

03/11/2014, Just the other day we reported that the VLC developer team had submitted their VLC for Windows 8 app to the Windows Store and were waiting for it to be certified before it would be released. It was expected that it would have been released a couple of...